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English verb: start up

1. start up (motion) get going or set in motion


SamplesWe simply could not start the engine.
Start up the computer.


Synonymsstart


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)crank, crank up, hot-wire, jump, jump-start, jumpstart, kick-start, re-start, restart


Causeget going, go, start


Antonymsstop

2. start up (creation) get off the ground


SamplesWho started this company?.
We embarked on an exciting enterprise.
I start my day with a good breakfast.
We began the new semester.
The afternoon session begins at 4 PM.
The blood shed started when the partisans launched a surprise attack.


Synonymscommence, embark on, start


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)begin, commence, lead off, start


Narrower (hyponym)inaugurate, kick off, open









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